Tape 4 of an 11 Tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes background on the Futurists, Dadaists, and other literary movents as well as readings of work by such writers as Vladamir Klebnikov and Kurt Schwitters.
January 18, 2008 Subject:
6: Lecture begins with Klebnikov (said in Russian) and readings from other Russian poets.
18: Kerouac's and McClure's sound poems
21: Read Schwitters
24: Rythmyic influences on Howl and Kaddish
25: List poem as sound poem, definition of list poem, spontaneous "I'm gonna vote for Ronald Reagan..." class poem
32: "Opportunity of a list is to go far out ... and create an image that would destroy ronald reagan." "gotta get beyond ideology to create images" & jokes.
34: Negative capability and liberating the imagination
37:30: Class reads "Primititty"
51: influence of Shwitters and Rauschenberg and Johns